The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a dazzling appearance at the BAFTAs on Sunday night (Feb. 18), bringing a little royal power to the star-studded ceremony. Prince William, who is the president of BAFTA, walked the red carpet by his wife Kate, who is pregnant with their third child. The radiant royal her growing baby bump in an olive-green Jenny Packham gown that featured an empire waistline and a sweetheart neckline. She accessorized with a black clutch and styled her hair in her signature blowout.
The couple, who were spending an evening away from their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were guests of honour at the awards ceremony and looked in high spirits as they arrived at the Royal Albert Hall in central London. They were met by BAFTA chief executive Amanda Berry, who showed the royals to their seats.
In his role as President of BAFTA, William had the honour of presenting this year's BAFTA Fellowship to Blade Runner 2049 producer Sir Ridley Scott. The Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.
The royal couple were certainly in good company at this year's ceremony. Joanna Lumley was tasked with presenting the awards, replacing veteran host Stephen Fry, who stepped down after 12 years. Notable attendees of the night were nominees including Margot Robbie, Sally Hawkins, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening, who were all in the running for Leading Actress.
Leading Actor nominees Daniel Day Lewis, Daniel Kaluuya, Gary Oldman, Jamie Bell and Timothee Chalamet also graced the red carpet, as did Hugh Grant, who was up for Supporting Actor for his role in Paddington 2. Supporting Actress nominees Kristin Scott Thomas and Octavia Spencer were also among the A-lister guests.
BAFTA is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Prince William has been President of the Academy since February 2010. He and his wife Kate often show their support for the arts charity by attending events including the annual ceremony, and Young Game Designers and BAFTA Kids events.